close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Windows install screwup

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by DiverDn, May 16, 2007.

  1. DiverDn

    DiverDn Diver Down

    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Location:
    Iowa
    Well I fired the new system up today and during the install of XP pro, I screwed up and installed it on both partitions of my hard drive.

    So I formatted the drive that shouldn't have goten xp loaded on it, but now the system thinks it is a dual boot setup.

    If I choose the correct version at boot everything runs perfect.

    My question is, how do I get the system to stop thinking it is a dual boot setup?
     
  2. ajkahr

    ajkahr

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
    Edit the boot.ini to only show the OS you want.

    You'll need to know about this file before editing. Please make sure you know what you're doing...

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022
     

  3. ajkahr

    ajkahr

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Location:
    Texas
  4. DiverDn

    DiverDn Diver Down

    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Location:
    Iowa
    perfect, that took care of that problem.

    thanks ajkahr